23:00 GMT +320 September 2017
Live
    The state flag of Japan.

    Death Toll From Japan Flooding Soars to 15 – Reports

    © Sputnik/ Natalia Seliverstova
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 166 0 0

    Flooding and mudslides have left 15 people dead and at least 14 others are missing after a rain storm hit the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu, local media reported Saturday.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — Nine more bodies were found Friday covered by debris and mud after rivers overflew with water, according to the NHK television channel.

    The broadcaster said the assessment was not final as large parts of the rural areas in Kyushu were still hard to reach after falling trees and landslides blocked roads.

    The prefectures of Fukuoka and Oita were hit the hardest. Some parts of Kyushu saw the heaviest rainfall in at least 40 years. Some 2,200 people are living in evacuation centers there.

    Related:

    Japan Mobilizes 7,500 Police, Soldiers to Rescue People on Flooded Island
    Mattis Reassures Japan US Committed to Deterrence Amid N. Korea Threat
    Moscow Fully Engaged in Implementation of Russia-Japan Economic Cooperation Plan
    Tags:
    Flood, death toll, Kyushu, Japan
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment